Every Lookout in Oregon

Trout Creek Butte

Type: 86′ steel Aermotor tower
Status: Abandoned
Elevation: 5,546′
Visited: May 31, 2020

The road up to Trout Creek Butte is in good shape and passable by any vehicle. Much of the summit burned in the 2017 Milli Fire:

Trout Creek Butte

Trout Creek Butte

However, some of the trees right by the lookout survived:

Trout Creek Butte Lookout

Trout Creek Butte Lookout

This lookout hasn’t been used in many years. The floor of the cabin is totally gone and much of the roof as well:

Trout Creek Butte Lookout

The lower sets of stairs have been removed and this inspection tag warns people not to climb the tower:

Not safe

Stairs

Trout Creek Butte Lookout

Trout Creek Butte Lookout

View of Black Crater through the trees:

Black Crater

From a different spot on the summit we got a view of Broken Top and South Sister:

Broken Top and South Sister

Here is all of the Three Sisters, although Middle Sister is kind of hiding behind North:

Three Sisters

We had a very nice view of North Sisters on the way down:

Car and a view